tv The Rachel Maddow Show MSNBC January 22, 2010 9:00pm-10:00pm EST
♪ oh >> >> andrew green went to haiti for all the right reasons, to bring peace to people who long for it. he worked as a political affairs officer in the united nations peacekeeping mission in haiti. he loved his job, he loved the haitian people and he was a husband and a father and he had two beautiful children. he was driven by -- on january 12, 2010, at 4:a 53 in the afternoon. he gave his life for that creed. >> andrew was 44 years old when he lost his life when the u.n. headquarters collapsed. seven courageous people at the u.n. died doing what they loved. and 106 others are still missing. for the united nations, it was
the largest single day of loss in their history. >> as we move forward in helping the haitian people, let's take a minute and remember our fallen peacekeepers from all over the world. they were devoted to their work, some were volunteers, but they all gave their lives helping others, let's make sure that their sacrifice was not in vain. ♪ remember those walls that build maybe they were tumbling down ♪ ♪ they didn't even make a sound i found a way to let you in ♪ ♪ but i never really had a doubt standing in the light of your halo i got my angel now ♪ ♪ it's like i've been awakened every rule had to break ♪ ♪ it's the risk that i'm taking
i am never going to shut you out because everywhere we look now ♪ ♪ i'm surrounded by your embrace you're everything we need and more it's written all over your face ♪ ♪ haiti we can see your halo i pray it won't fade away ♪ i can see your halo i can see your halo ♪ ♪ it hit me like a razor national hockey leag you're the only one i love ♪ ♪ i'm addicted to your light
i swore i would never fall again but this don't even feel like falling ♪ ♪ gravity can't begin to pull me back to the ground again it's like i've been awakened ♪ ♪ every rule i had you breaking the risk that i'm taking ♪ ♪ i'm never going to shut you out everywhere we look now ♪ ♪ i'm surrounded by your rays haiti we can see your halo ♪ ♪ you know you're my saving grace you're everything we need and more ♪ ♪ it's written all over your face haiti we can see your halo ♪ ♪ i pray it won't fade away
i can see your halo ♪ ♪ i can see your halo your halo ♪ ♪ i can feel your halo i can see your halo every we look now surrounded by your embrace ♪ ♪ haiti we can see your halo you know you're my saving grace you're everything we need and more ♪ ♪ it's written all over your face haiti we can see your halo ♪ ♪ i pray it won't fade away >> hello, it's stephen spielburg.
>> caller: hey stephen spielburg, it's cool to talk to you. >> can i have your name? >> i'm reverend lori mcknight. >> so nice to meet you. although i think all of us would have traded these circumstances for any other in the world. but thank you for the donation that you have made to the haitian relief. how have you been feeling about this since this first occurred? >> caller: it's been really hard to watch anything on the news and it's been hard to walk my congregations through children's sermons and preaching on such a difficult, why does god let this happen kind of stuff. it's been difficult, but i'm glad we're all coming together to help out in this way at this time. >> i know it's the most important time to help out because the most important thing of course is to get everything on the ground. >> caller: yes. and what they really need is
money and medical personnel. >> they need antibiotics, they need a lot of things, they need, you know, something as small as solar powered flashlights. >> caller: yes, yes. >> and generators and things that are -- just try to rebuild the infrastructure to get more doctors closer to people who need to help. >> caller: yeah. >> but it's such a disaster and what you have done and what your congregation is doing, we really appreciate it. >> caller: my congregation has donated also. we're hearing little snippets of hope on the radio, like more water is available today and things like that. >> and there's really smart people there helping out. i get really encouraged when i see how much intelligence is operating and disseminating the materials to the people that need it the most. it sort of builds my confidence that it's being handled very
well. >> caller: it seems like they're doing it the right way, the best way they can. >> listen, thank you so much reverend for what you have done. >> caller: thank you for answering calls and making people's days in this way. >> thank you, bye-bye. >> most people who go to haiti to volunteer, work and enjoy its culture are profoundly changed by the time they spend there. the poet experienced just that. and when he returned to his home in new orleans, he sat down at his desk and he wrote this tribute to the nation he admired so much. in tomorrow's tucson, he wrote, there is beauty in the unyielding way our people colored charcoal and banana
beige seek from sun scorched staffs of sugar cane have decided we shall survive we will live on and with your help, they will live on. do what you can. give what you can. they need you. ♪ some time in our lives we all have pain ♪ ♪ we all have sorrow but if we are wise ♪ ♪ we know that there's always
tomorrow lean on me when you're not strong ♪ ♪ and i'll be your friend i'll help you carry on ♪ ♪ for it won't be long till i'm going to need somebody to need somebody to lean on ♪ ♪ please swallow your pride if i have things you need to borrow ♪ ♪ for know i can feel those of your needs ♪ ♪ just call on me brother when you need a hand ♪ ♪ we all need somebody to lean
on i just might have a problem that you'd understand ♪ ♪ we all need somebody to lean on lean on me ♪ ♪ when you're not strong i'll be your friend ♪ ♪ i'll help your carry on for it won't be long till i'm going to need somebody to lean on ♪ ♪ you just call on me brother when you need a hand ♪ ♪ we all need somebody to lean on i just might have a problem that you'd understand ♪ ♪ we all need somebody to lean
>> and hello again, i'm anderson cooper of cnn. hello, again, i'm anderson cooper of cnn live in portd ah prince. earlier in the program you saw a little girl named bea. we saw that rescue, it happened just hours after we first got here just hours after the earthquake. so many people get rescued and they disappear, it's hard to figure out what happened to them. but a lot of these people get rescued, but the truth is even after they're rescued the battle continues because there's not enough medical care to save their lives if they have injuries. i want to introduce you to a very special little girl, bea, who you saw rescued that first day, she is here with us today. are you okay? you look very pretty [ speaking in native language ]
>> and you're very, very brave. you know that? [ speaking in native language ] >> bea is a great little girl, we saw her rescued. it took us a long time, we actually just found her yesterday. she lost ten members of her family. they thought her leg was broken when they first pulled her out. she had some cuts, we made sure that a medic got to her. she hasn't had any medical attention since being pulled out of the rubble at all. she's doing okay, she's a strong girl. the reality is, there's not a lot of food. in her place there's not running water, her school is destroyed. it is a struggle for a girl like bea. ten members of your family, she's lost so much, she's lost so much and yet she's strong and she looks beautiful. are you okay? [ speaking in native language ] >> she's a little nervous. but it's not just kids who are struggling, adults are struggling here as well.
a little girl like bea who's strong enough to survive more than 18 hours under the rubble still needs all of our help. let's go back to new york. >> ever since hillary and i took a delayed honeymoon trip to haiti nearly 35 years ago, i have been totally captivated by the country, by its rich history, it's culture, the beauty and bounty of the land and the amazing resilient picture rspirit of the people. now as the united nations envoy, i have been able to witness firsthand the great progress the haitian people were making to overcome 200 years of poverty and oppression. before the earthquake, i really believed haiti finally had a chance to build a stronger, more secure, more modern nation worthy of its people. what i want you to know tonight is that despite this tragedy, i still believe they have that chance, but it will take all of
us, governments and businesses and private citizens from america and all around the world. coming together in the spirit of our common humanity to help our neighbors in need. last week, president obama asked president george w. bush and me to lead a joint fundraising effort and i'm very happy that our bush-clinton fund will help the people build back a better, stronger nation, infrastructure that can with stand future disasters, better schools and higher quality education, improved health care, a more diversified economy, with more trade, more investment and many more good jobs and more opportunities for an independent, clean energy future. but before we can do all that, our focus must remain on saving as many lives as possible and bringing emergency assistance to people who need it right now.
it will be a long road to recovery, but it's a road we won't let the people of haiti walk alone. i thank you for making that walk, for your support and your prayers tonight and in the months and years to come. ♪ oooh, oooh ♪ oooh, oooh ♪ life is a mystery everyone must stand alone ♪ ♪ i hear you call my name and it feels like home ♪
♪ when you come by me it's like a little breath ♪ ♪ down on my knees i want to take you there ♪ ♪ in the midnight hour i can feel your power ♪ ♪ just like your breath i take you there ♪ ♪ i hear your voice it's like an angel sighing ♪ ♪ i have no choice i hear your voice ♪ ♪ feels like flying i close my eyes ♪ ♪ oh, god, out of the sky ♪ i close my eyes heaven help me ♪ ♪ when you call night name it's like a little prayer i'm on my knees ♪ ♪ i want to take you there
in the midnight hour ♪ ♪ i can feel your power just like a breath you know i'll take you there ♪ ♪ when you call my name it's like a little prayer ♪ ♪ i'm down on my knees i want to take you there ♪ in the midnight hours i can feel your power ♪ just like a little breath you know i'll take you there ♪ oooh, oooh a mystery ♪ ♪ everyone must stand alone i hear you call my name ♪ ♪ and you feel like ♪ just like a breath i'll take you there ♪ ♪ it's like a prayer to me
it's like a prayer ♪ ♪ i'll take you there it's like a prayer to me when you call my name ♪ ♪ it's like a little prayer i'm down on my knees ♪ ♪ i'm going to take you there in the midnight hour i the feel your power just like a breath ♪ ♪ when you call my name until it's like a little prayer ♪ ♪ down on my knees i want to take you there ♪ in the midnight hour i can feel your power ♪ ♪ you know i'll take you the there ♪ >> here's something you might not know. in haiti, the kids go to school in the afternoons. that means at 4:53 p.m. last tuesday, the elementary schools and high schools were packed with kids.
they were in those classrooms sitting at their desks, walking to the black board or opening up a book when everything crashed in around them. when you visit the school in the central plateau of haiti, you meet so many beautiful and smart children. in spite of every obstacle out there, no clean drinking water, lack of food, no roads or electricity, they have this amazing will to learn, and they deserve good, safe schools. the haitian school system was in trouble before the quake hit, now it's devastated. in order to make these schools sustainable, we have to help so that in six months or a year or in five, when the spotlight has faded, we're still helping these children read, write and learn. anybody who has visited haiti will tell you about the art, the music and the incredible spirit of the people. in haiti they have always prayed and in spite of so many hardships, the people have a true faith and a power greater
than themselves. your phone call, your pledge of any amount, can literally be an answer to those prayers. please call 1-877-99-haiti. >> as a doctor, as a journalist, i have never seen anything quite like this. it's just astonishing. a 15-day-old baby. needing a doctor. she's moving both of her arms, that's a good sign. hi, sweetie, hi. she has a pretty significant laceration here. right on the forehead. she's sucking her thumb. she's good. dozens of patients are just lining the halls, no gauze, hardly any bandages. and very few i.v.s.
this is jungle medicine. >> dr. sanjay gupta found himself basically the only physician on site. >> every 20 or 30 minutes or so, you start to hear some loud wailing, some screams. a clear indicator that a loved one has died. there are so many patients who are in desperate need, it is an unbelievable sight and a lot of work needs to be done. >> so many still in desperate need. hi, again, i'm anderson cooper live in port-au-prince along with my cnn colleague dr. sanjay gupta. the things that you have seen, what is the greatest need right now in terms of medicine? >> you talk about antibiotics for medication, and proper surgical equipment. the need is immediate. i mean we hear these awful stories about hacksaws and vodka being used to perform amputations. >> and the surgery is saving
life. even a broken bone here can lead to dying if it gets infected? >> even a cut, a seemingly innocuous condition, that can turn into gangrene and a bad infection. these are things that are very much available in the world. >> there are people waiting for life saving surgery who can't get it because there's not enough equipment, there's not enough personnel to operate. >> there's people caught in between, the people you are describing. they have these injuries, they're fixable injuries and they're going to need these solutions for quite a long time. >> there are people being operated on in downtown port-au-prince tonight, people's lives are hanging in the balance and this is going to be happening for days to come. that's why the time is short. the need is now. >> when you measure medical relief in minutes and hours as you and i talked about. and you're absolutely right,
when people say they want to help, they're going to need help for a long time. if you want to volunteer months from now, they're still going to need this help. >> let's go back to los angeles. >> my name is katharine porter and a 2-year-old little girl i want to adopt is still in haiti. her name is amalia. and she and i were together in the market when the earthquake hit. we were very lucky to survive when so many in the market did not. i tried to bring her back with me to her new home in florida. because the paperwork wasn't finished, they wouldn't let me bring her back. so last saturday, i left her with my friend. i haven't heard from her or amalia since. i don't know if she's safe.
please tell shila that i said hello and to stay strong. >> it is a privilege to stand next to the greatest. after he saw the destruction in haiti, he wrote down a few words and asked me to read them allowed. i told him it would be an honor. these are his words. in my life i have been called by many names, there are also many names for the charity that reside in the hearts of all human beings. in my faith, charity is called zicot. zicot is one of the pillars of my faith. by any name charity can bring the people of our planet together. charity crosses borders and eases pain of oh, so many. charity changes lives and saves lives. there's an old saying that charity begins at home. but it cannot end there. that is buy we call upon all the
let it be ♪ ♪ let it be and in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me ♪ ♪ speaking words of wisdom let it be ♪ ♪ let it be let it be ♪ ♪ let it be whisper words of wisdom ♪ ♪ let it be let it be ♪ and when people are broken hearted there will be an answer ♪ ♪ let it be though it may be poverty there is still a chance that they may see ♪ ♪ there will be an answer
♪ there is still a light that shines on me shine until the morning ♪ ♪ let it be let it be ♪ ♪ i looked up to the sound of music mother mary she comes to me ♪ ♪ she these let it be let it be ♪ ♪ let it be let it be ♪ ♪ let it be let it be ♪ ♪ speaking words of wisdom let it be ♪ ♪ let it be let it be ♪ ♪ there will be an answer lord let it be ♪ ♪ let it be let it be ♪ ♪ let it be
speaking words of wisdom let it be let it be ♪ >> hey, i'm anderson cooper here in port-au-prince. i want to go back to a story you heard this evening. halle berry told you about a little boy named manly. he was dehydrated, he looked impossibly thin and frail, eight days alone like that. we were stunned today to find little manly just two days after his rescue, we brought him here tonight, he is seemingly healthy, he looks completely different than he did just two days ago. i want to introduce you to the nurse who saved him. and your name is? >> gabriella.
>> you and dr. colleen bono really saved his life. how does he look to you now? >> he looks amazingly well, especially coming from eight days, you know, being stuck in the rubble. >> his parents died in the trouble, he doesn't have a play to stay, he's going to stay here tonight. he's sleeping in a tent with his uncle normally. do you worry about what happens to kids like him here? >> we did. and we had him in the pediatric section to be observed overnight and we checked on him the next day and he was gone, so we had no idea where he was staying or what his living conditions were. >> a very brave little boy. he's definitely very shy. there are literally tens of thousands of kids just like manly which is why all of us need to do more, we need to think about what we can do, and do whatever we can. the number is there at the bottom of your screen.
now let's go back to los angeles. >> in that first night after the quake, while the dust was still settling, the sound weaved its way through the darkness. there in the small city stood a lone musician playing his guitar, he played for his fellow artists who are now gone. he played for the father who is losted sons, for the sons who lost mothers and the sisters who had lost brothers. he played to soothe hiss broken city. and through the night and more than ever, he played for those who will carry on. carrying on tonight, haitian artist emily michelle. ♪ many rivers to cross but i can't seem to find my way
dreadful crime ♪ ♪ there are many rivers to cross there are many many many many many many rivers ♪ but i got to god help me ♪ ♪ i got to find my way over >> farna saju had just picked up his cousin when the earthquake hit. his truck started shaking like a bucking bronco. the road split apart and instantly there were people yelling and running and smoke
and dust were everywhere. obstacles surrounded him but farna stayed in his truck and said keep going. he drove into port-au-prince to make sure his family was okay. it took him six hours to reach his sister. early wednesday morning, he found her in the street, burned badly on her face and suffering from an injured leg. his brother was there and was able to care for her. so farna kept going. he found his mother trapped underneath her concrete house. and for three hours he used his bare hands to free her as she cried don't let me die. he didn't. he pulled her to safety. for 60 hours, from tuesday through friday, farna kept going, and so must we. we must keep giving, we must keep caring about the people in haiti, tonight and long after this event has finished. the phone line will remain open,
the website will remain up. and you can purchase this amazing music on i-tunes. just keep going. please, call 1-877-99-haiti and thank you. ♪ star crossed earthquakes put it back together sky falls and earthquake ♪ ♪ we'll put it back together port-au-prince the haitian princes as we fight against this ♪ right by your side while we try to make sense of this well take these problems and accept them into your garden ♪ note the country's already starving so we shed light on all
of it ♪ i speak from my heart the only way i can see this tragedy befalling ♪ ♪ today get stronger can't wait until tomorrow ♪ ♪ not going to leave you stranded oh, no ♪ ♪ oh, no earthquakes puts it back together won't break ♪ ♪ the sky falls the earthquakes we're going to put it bag together ♪ we're going to learn from the past we know we can't just rely on
♪ not going to leave you no earthquakes sky fall iing ♪ ♪ not going to leave you stranded not going to leave you stranded ♪ ♪ earthquakes sky falling not going to leave you stranded ♪ ♪ earthquakes the sky falls ♪ we're going to put this back together we won't break ♪ ♪ >> caller: thank you so much for giving your time tonight. >> thanks for giving your heart tonight. >> caller: i wish i could do more. >> i was just saying to somebody
that a whole lot of lots. >> caller: that's absolutely the truth. i kept saying, you know, even everybody that's watching this would pick up the phone and give you $5, it's huge amount of money. >> believe it. thank you so much for everything. >> caller: thank you. >> god bless you. >> caller: have a great night. have a good weekend. >> you, too. >> caller: okay, bye-bye. >> deafney claude never gave up. in seconds the earthquake turned her home into a pile of concrete, twisted metal and dust. underneath the mass of destruction, she could hear her 2-year-old son's cry for help. a mother's love is a force to be reckoned with. and with her bare hands, she began to dig. for 50 hours, daphne searched as her precious baby's cries grew weaker and weaker. she kept digging and soon right beside her, a team of rescue workers appeared. their equipment began to pull away the large slabs of concrete. working together in the middle of that darkness, they pulled
little regisen claude out. he was alive. he had blood on his head and wounds on his face. he was cradled in a rescue worker's arms, dazed and his eyes unfocused until he saw his mother. he leaned toward her and she reached for him. for 50 hours, she refused to give up. now it's our turn to never give up. please go to hopeforhaiti.org and give what you can. ♪ born in the springtime when blossoms unfold pastures of green in the meadows ♪ ♪ i'm going there my life was in flowers, some grew on ♪ ♪ and life like the leaves is
now winter and gone ♪ ♪ roses have died bird in the morning don't sing anymore ♪ ♪ the grass in the valley has started to die out in the darkness the whipperwills cry ♪ ♪ alone and forsaken have faded by man oh, lord, if you hear me, please hold my hand ♪ ♪ please understand oh, where vug, where can you be ♪ ♪ have you forsaken some others
like me ♪ ♪ the promise to honor, to love and obey as each foul play thing that you've thrown away ♪ ♪ alone and forsaken by fate and by man ♪ ♪ oh, lord if you hear me, please hold my hand ♪ ♪ please understand ♪ alone and forsaken by fate and by man ♪ ♪ oh, lord if you hear me, please hold my hand please understand ♪ ♪ the darkness has fallen the sky has turned gray ♪ ♪ the hound in the distance beginning to bay ♪
♪ i wonder, i wonder what you're thinking of ♪ ♪ forsaken, forgotten without any love ♪ ♪ alone and forsaken by fate and by man ♪ ♪ oh, lord, if you hear me, please hold my hand ♪ ♪ please understand ♪ alone and forsaken by fate and by man ♪ ♪ oh, lord if you hear me, please hold my hand please understand cincinnati ♪ alone and forsaken ♪ alone and forsaken ♪ alone and forsaken
>> even in these trying times, none of us can afford to lose hope. as dr. martin luther king jr. once said, if you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving. you lose that courage to be, the quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. it took seconds to tear down so much. it will take years to build back something better. it will be a struggle. it will take patience. but we are ready to do this. not for but with the haitian people. in spite of it all, 200 years of hurricanes, poverty and earthquakes, haiti refuses to break, no matter what chal ecle or heartbreak catastrophe brings. so as you listen to the music of haiti's native son, let's all pledge to do what we can, what we miust to help bring hope for haiti now.
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